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veen  ·  339 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Michelle Carter guilty of texts urging boyfriend's suicide

I listen to NYT's The Daily, which also covered this case. I fully expected her to be exonerated, blaming her change in meds and not equating coercion with manslaughter. Does this feel like justice to you?

user-inactivated  ·  339 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Justice is a by-product of law. Law is meant to be a deterrent against things undesirable in society, and it exists to provide punishment to those guilty of a crime. She was found guilty of the crime - therefore, she bears the punishment.

Besides, justice is subjective. Your notion of justice will probably disagree with someone else's, and you'd both be right insofar that you both express opinions that correspond with your respective core values.

Law isn't mean to be just. Law is meant to be objective. The court, therefore, is a place where the super-ego notion of the higher duty of law is getting reconciled with the pain of damaged outlook that is the desire for justice.

snoodog  ·  339 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Shes been tarred and feathered in the media, her name is all over the internet, yeah I think its good enough. She is a bad person, but at the end of the day sending her to Jail doesn't make the world a better or safer place. Basically her life is ruined forever regardless of actual jail time. Its costing tax payers a lot of money to actually send her to Jail, why bother.

francopoli  ·  339 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No, fuck this sociopath. She needs to be in jail and therapy for a very long time. Either way she needs to be removed from civil society so that the rest of us can live a bit safer. She got her jollies by grooming a depressed kid to where he killed himself. He tried to get out of the garage and she CALLED HIM A PUSSY AND DEMANDED HE GET BACK INTO THE TRUCK. Then laughed over the death of a human being with her friends.

The full text logs ended up on 4chan when this dropped. They were worse than I thought they could possibly be. Fuck this kid; nothing about what she did was anywhere near 'normal' in a world I want to walk around in.

thenewgreen  ·  339 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I read some of them today for the first time and they were worse than I could have imagined. So much manipulation. Pure craziness and evil. If it brings the people who actially cared about him any solace to see her in jail, then I'm okay with it.